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Season 06/07 Stagsnet Match Report
Alfreton Town  
1 - 3
 Mansfield Town
Clarke 33
 Hamshaw 7, Barker 23, Reet 65
Attendance: 412
Date: 29 Jul 06

The Stags final first team pre-season game ended in a very comfortable 3-1 win over local Conference North side Alfreton Town. Two goals in the first half, the first a fine right foot strike from Matt Hamshaw inside the first ten minutes, the second a looping header at the far post from Barker gave the Stags a comfortable lead. However, Alfreton struck back after a corner was not cleared and the ball was hammered home from close range by the Alfreton centre half. Michael Boulding twice tested the home keeper, first from a header then from close range - in truth with a little more sharpness he would have hoped to have scored both. Brown also saw a shot from close range saved by the legs of the keeper.

Half Time: 1-2

The Stags made 5 changes at half time and took a short while to get back into their stride but with Muggleton a virtual spectator the half was almost totally dominated by the visitors, Reet finished well with a far post header to make it 3-1 and then sub Beardsley missed several fine chances to extend the lead. More changes followed throughout the half, but the chances still went begging. Lots more excellent preparation for the Stags who really should have won this game even more comfortably. Hamshaw and Mullins again shone on the right, with the former being the Stags best player. Trialist Joe Kendrick came on at half time and did OK but in truth was barely tested defensively.

Man of the Match: Matt Hamshaw

Report by: Rob Wheldon

Line Up:
Muggleton 6 Not much to do
Mullins 7 Very impressive, especially link play with Hamshaw
Jelleyman 6 No problems
Hjelde 6 Looked strong and solid as usual
Buxton 6 Defended well, onlyh outfield player to last 90 mins!!
Hamshaw 8 Excellent, fine goal and some great crossing
Dawson 7 Tough in the tackle and passed the ball well
Coke 6 Did OK
Boulding 6 Still looks a little rusty, as you'd expect
Barker 7 Took his goal well
Brown 6 Quick but missed a couple of great chances
Sub Line Up:
Baptiste (for Hjelde, 46) 7 Solid
Kendrick (for Jelleyman, 46) 6 Did OK
Arnold (for Hamshaw, 46) 7 Looked very lively
Reet (for Barker, 46) 7 Neat header for the goal and some nice touches - promising
Beardsley (for Brown, 46) 6 Got in great positions, but his finishing was poor

Other 2nd half subs: Birchall (for Boulding, 61), D'Laryea (for Dawson, 46), Lloyd (for Coke, 61), McIntosh (for Mullins, 77)
Opposition Line Up:
Roberts, Mills, Featherstone, Clarke, Barnard, Fisher (Robinson 79), Nwadike (A. Brown 58), Burberry (Blair 75), Palmer (Mitchell 65), Whitman, Tiday (Redman 75). Subs not used: Ndyenge, Magee.
Alastair Lindsay

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